Delta Omega Chapter

Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. In November 2007, the Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega was established at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

About Delta Omega

Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. There are currently 70 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Delta Omega is governed by a Delta Omega constitution and by-laws and also a governance manual. The governing body is the National Council, which is composed of elected officers and representatives of each chapter. The council meets annually, usually held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.

Since Delta Omega's establishment in 1924, the meaning and scope of public health has broadened tremendously. While it is still seriously concerned with problems of environmental sanitation and communicable disease control, public health action has come to embrace all aspects of health and disease in populations. These include the planning, organization, and support of health promotion, disease prevention, and medical care. Basic to modern public health are the social sciences as well as the natural sciences--both in the United States and internationally.

Membership

Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.

In Nov. 2007, the Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega was established at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

The chapters elect new members each year from four groups:
1. Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health
2. Faculty members at the school of public health
3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work
4. Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications

Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended to recognize merit as well as encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work. Membership reflects an individual’s dedication to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.

2018 APHA Call For Abstracts

Delta Omega will sponsor the 20th Annual Student Poster Session through the Academic Public Health Caucus during the 145nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will be held November 10-14, 2018, in San Diego, CA. This year, there will be two poster sessions for graduate students and a third poster session for undergraduate students. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 28, 2018.

Consider Submitting Your Research for the Annual Student Poster Session at APHA in San Diego, CA November 10-14, 2018

• The Beta-Pi Chapter at UofL SPHIS will review abstracts and nominate one student to present their research

• Delta Omega (National) selects 29 nominees and awards $350 to each student selected!

• Student will be invited to present poster at APHA

• Open to student researchers at all levels

• ≤250 word abstract due by Monday, April 2nd

To submit your abstract email: Dr. Harris, President, Beta Pi Chapter,

Click to view a pdf with more information. 

Officers & Members

Faculty
Dr. Craig Blakely
Dr. Ruth Carrico
Dr. Jane Goldsmith
Dr. Frank Groves
Dr. Robert Jacobs
Dr. Muriel Harris (Delegate to National Council)
Dr. Doug Lorenz
Dr. Paul McKinney
Dr. Susan Muldoon
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt
Dr. Robert Steiner (President)
Dr. David Tollerud 
Dr. Barry Wainscott (Past President)
Dr. Richard Wilson 
Dr. Kristina Zierold

Alumni
Carey Ackerman
Trudy Bertourne
Ma'isah Burks
Dr. Joan Buchar
Chelsea Canan
Brad Cannell
Dr. Caroline Chan (Past President)
Dr. Avonne Connor
Nandita Das
Kimberly Deavers
Marie Dever
Dr. Natasha DeJarnett
Tiffany Dill
Loren Droege
Michale Egger
Dr. Cindy Elston
Dr. Vanita Farrow
Stephen Furmanek
Brian Guinn
Megan Hogan
Melanie Hughes
Therese Hughes
Lindsey Joyce
Alecia Kennedy
Erika Kettlehut
Scott Maymon
Adele Mendes
Roshanthi Pandian
Dimple Patel
Angelique Perez 
Nancy Reinhart
Kelly Richardson
Tiffany Robinson 
Jennifer Tasman
Marit Uglane
Mary Vo
Dr. Timothy Wiemken
Dr. Robin Weiss 
Kelly Zink

Honorary
Dr. David Allen
Russ Barnett
Dr. Richard Clover
Dr. John Lewis
Mason Rudd (deceased)
Bill Wagner

Contact

Muriel Harris, PhD
President, Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Omega
muriel.harris@louisville.edu

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